PILAR LORENGAR - PROGRAM SIGNED CIRCA 1967 CO-SIGNED BY: CESARE SIEPI, TOM KRAUSE, MIRELLA FRENI - HFSID 67628
Sale Price $396.00
OPERA SINGERS: CESARE SIEPI, PILAR LORENGAR, MIRELLA FRENI and TOM KRAUSEProgram for a 1967 performance of Mozart's Don Giovanni, signed by the famous baritone, bass and opera singers Program signed "Tom Krause", "Cesare Siepi", "Pilar Lorengar" and "Mirella Freni" on cast page, all in blue ink. Color and b/w, 80 pages including covers, 8x10¾, bound with two staples. With a $3.50 Family Circle ticket to the Metropolitan Opera in an envelope stapled to page opposite cast page. Metropolitan Opera program from the 1967-1968 season for an Oct. 11, 1967 performance of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro. This performance was Krause's debut at the Met. Krause was Count Almavira, Lorengar was Countess Almavira, Freni was Susanna and Siepi was Figaro. LORENGAR (1928-1996, born Pilar Lorenza García in Zaragoza, Spain) was a Spanish soprano. She began her singing career young by participating in a radio program called Onda Infantiles. She debuted in 1955 at Aix-en-Provence as Cherubino in La Nozza di Figaro and, after performing in England and Buenos Aires, Argentina, began a 30-year relationship with the Deutsche Oper Berlin in 1958. Lorengar debuted at the Met in 1966 as Donna Elvira in Mozart's Don Giovanni and performed every season there until 1977. Her performances took her around the world, from San Francisco to Madrid, Brussels to Tokyo and included performances at the famous Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy. She was also known for her performances in Zarzuela, a Spanish genre that combines singing, spoken word performances and dance; she recorded a 1985 Zarzuela album in 1985 with Plácido domingo at the Salzburg Music Festival. Operatic bass SIEPI, born in 1923, became a popular star in Italy after returning from exile after World War II. He starred with New York's Metropolitan Opera for half a century (1950-1974). Siepi appeared on Broadway, and was known for his fine recital and recording performances as well as his striking presence on stage. Italian soprano FRENI (1935-2020) born in Modena, Italy, is best known for her roles as Mimi in La Bohème and Cho-Cho-San in Madama Butterfly. After making her stage debut in Carmen in Modena in 1955, Freni first appeared in Covent Garden (as Nannetta in Falstaff) in 1961, debuted at La Scala (again as Nannetta) in 1962 and made her first appearance at the Metropolitan Opera in New York as Mimi in 1965. In addition to appearing on opera stages all over the world, the lyrical soprano has appeared in film versions of La Bohème (1965), Carmen (1967) and Otello (1973), TV versions of such operas as Madama Butterfly (1974), La Bohème (1975, 1988), Faust (1975, 1989), Otello (1976), Don Carlo (1984), Aida (1987) and Falstaff (1993), and she has sang on a number of recordings. Freni's later career highlights include singing in Barcelona with José Carreras and in Chicago with Placido Domingo. On May 15, 2005, she was honored by a gala concert at the Metropolitan Opera to celebrate her 70th birthday, 50th anniversary on the operatic stage and 40th anniversary of her debut at the Met. KRAUSE, born in 1934 in Helsinki, Finland, is a Finnish baritone. He was originally a psychiatrist with a medical degree from Helsinki University, but gave it up to pursue singing. He debuted in 1957 in Berlin and has been a member of the Hamburg State Opera since 1962. He debuted in America at Tanglewood in Massachusetts in 1963. Lightly toned and creased. Ticket was torn in half and has irregular bottom edge. Ink transference on verso and under cast page (no show-through. Covers are lightly soiled. Spine and edges are lightly worn. Corners are lightly worn, rounded and creased. Otherwise in fine condition.
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